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#CucukMYAZ 2: Next Round Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Only Open For Elderly

#CucukMYAZ 2: Next Round Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Only Open For Elderly

1.1 million AZ vaccines will be made available for volunteers.

Akmal Hakim

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The government announced that it will again be taking volunteers to be administered with the AstraZeneca (AZ) Covid-19 vaccine.

The program, however, would only be available for senior citizens aged 60 and up in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Johor and Sarawak.

Reportedly, 1.1 million AZ vaccine doses will be made available this time around.

Registrations will be opened online from 23 to 26 May on the official National Immunization Program (PICK) website or manually with local community clinic outreach programs.

Volunteers could also register for an AZ vaccine appoinment via the MySejahtera mobile application.

Vaccine Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that the AZ vaccine will additionally be sent and administered to those in elderly care homes and facilities.

He explained that priority for the 2nd round of AZ vaccine shots is given to the elderly to keep them safe and protected as well as to quicken Phase 2 of the National Immunization Program (PICK).

KJ also gave assurance that 25,000 people who were put on the waiting list during the 1st AZ vaccine registrations will be included in the 2nd round.

Malaysia is currently undergoing Phase 2 of PICK where 9.4 million elderly and chronically ill individuals are set to be inoculated between April and August 2021.

The government had on, 2 May, offered Klang Valley citizens a chance to register and volunteer to receive the AZ vaccine between the months of May and June in order to boost the country’s vaccination rate and improve public perception of the AZ vaccine.

All 268,000 vaccine appointment slots available then were filled just hours after registration counters went live.

Netizens also took to social media with the hashtag #CucukMYAZ to share their experiences of being vaccinated at one of three special vaccination centres (PPV) located at the Putra World Trade Center (PWTC), University Malaya (UM) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Find out how the trend started on TRP.

READ MORE: Creator of #CucukMYAZ Shares How They Came Up With The Name

(Credit: fraihanher/Twitter/Malay Mail)

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